How to Bokeh: Getting that background blur in your photos

“How do you make the background blurry in your photos?” I’ve been asked this 200 million times on Instagram so I figured it would be more efficient to address this question through a blog post rather than replying to individual messages. Indeed, that background blur, or what the photography community usually refers to as bokeh, … Continue Reading

Dos and don’ts of editing your Instagram images

Instagram is king of all social platforms right now. If it’s ever your intention to be respected for your visual artistry, Instagram is the medium to excel at for the sole reason that it’s the one that lets you process your images in exchange for the immediacy of others. This is not a debate of one … Continue Reading

Catching a bug of the Volkswagen variety

I’ve known the Bug since my childhood and seen many iterations go past, from the original Type 1 that rolled off the assembly line in 1938 to the early 2000s model to the current A5. It’s one of those cars that, due to its iconic aesthetic, you will always recognize even on a road full … Continue Reading

Wake up that sleeper: The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé

I’m back with another Mercedes and this time, it’s one of their more serious offerings that I’m reviewing – the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé. As you can guess from the name, this bubble-top two-door is no slouch – it’s a C-class given the special treatment by the automaker’s high-performance division. But with a price tag that starts from … Continue Reading

5 things you didn’t know about the cable knit jumper

Let’s talk about the cable-knit jumper. It’s warm and fuzzy and it’s one of those things you never really get to see much living in Dubai. You probably have the vague idea of it originating in some cold place due to the warmth it offers, but other than that it’s just another piece of clothing … Continue Reading

A week with the Mercedes-Benz SL 400

If you know me in person, you’d probably be familiar with my taste in cars. I want no more than two doors and two seats, ideally. And a convertible roof, even though there really is no place for it in a city like Dubai. The new SL 400 by Mercedes-Benz fits into that very specific … Continue Reading

Must-have photography gear for fashion bloggers

It’s already 2017 and believe it or not, some people are still thinking about entering the world of fashion blogging. Loads of industry people have already prophesied that if you’re not already famous, you probably never will be, but not all of us get into it just for the fame. Some, such as myself, are … Continue Reading

Everyday style with Giordano

No matter how “directional” or “avant-garde” a fashion person proclaims himself to be, everybody still needs daily basics that are easy to wear and dress up or down depending on the occasion. Designer is always on the menu, but that’s best mixed in with timeless, versatile pieces from attainable brands for a hybrid high-low look. … Continue Reading

Swatch forays into serious watch territory with all-metal Sistem 51

I’ve repeated myself at least a hundred times here and on social media about what I consider a watch worthy of my time. First, it needs to be automatic, because I hate seeing (and sometimes even hearing) all that ticking. Second, the general consensus among connoisseurs favors Swiss Made pieces due to the country’s long tradition … Continue Reading